"It gives me the same feeling as when I was a child and my Mum would buy me a new pair of shoes and I would go to bed wearing them; it's such a joy and a blessing". This is how Hillary, our new Coordinator in Zambia feels about being able to make a difference in in less privileged communities. We are so excited to work with Hillary to make big differences in the lives of the fantastic children and young people BFZ supports. Welcome Hillary!
Posted - 2 days ago
An enormous BFZ thank you to the amazing Susanne Bjork, our volunteer consultant who recently returned from a 3 month visit to Zambia. Susanne had a fantastic time visiting all of our community groups and moving along our pre-school project. Thanks Susanne, it is because of you and all of our other wonderful volunteers and supporters that we are helping children in Zambia achieve brighter futures.
Posted - 10 days ago
We spent 2 days going around to all the groups and tagged their Good Goats. The reason is to identify which goats are to be passed on to others in the group and to identify who are related to prevent inbreeding. Our alumni Bright, who went to agricultural college and knows all about how to take care of animals tagged all the goats. He impressed us with his expertise and advised all the group on how to take care of the goats.
In St Mary's we also managed to have a look at the keyhole garden we made some weeks ago -plants are growing and it is looking good!
Posted - a month ago
We went to the district agricultural show here in Monze at the weekend. It was very impressive to see how other local groups work together to grow food, rear animals and make crafts. The displays were beautiful and I also picked up a handy little book on goat rearing (pictures of goats are coming!)
Posted - a month ago
The last few weeks have been very busy here in Zambia. We visited our two pre-schools in Miyoba that are attended by over 60 children. The two volunteer teachers definitely make the most of the few resources they have and the children's eagerness to learn. Thanks to your support we were able to provide them with a blackboard and lots of other materials to help with the teaching: papers, pencils, crayons, flipcharts, markers and more. We had a lovely day and the children impressed us with some excellent maths and English skills.
We have also been tagging goats, but that is an update for another day!